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Physicist: “T violation” could be origin of time

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Associate Professor Dr Joan Vaccaro, of Griffith’s Centre for Quantum Dynamics, has solved an anomaly of conventional physics and shown that a mysterious effect called ‘T violation’ could be the origin of time evolution and conservation laws.

“I begin by breaking the rules of physics, which is rather bold I have to admit, but I wanted to understand time better and conventional physics can’t do that,” Dr Vaccaro says.

“I do get conventional physics in the end though. This means that the rules I break are not fundamental. It also means that I can see why the universe has those rules. And I can also see why the universe advances in time.” Paper. (public access)
More. – Joan A. Vaccaro. Quantum asymmetry between time and space. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science, 2016; 472 (2185): 20150670 DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2015.0670

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2 Replies to “Physicist: “T violation” could be origin of time

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    Dionisio says:

    A relativistic analysis will be left for a future study.

    We will need, however, to depart from conventional quantum mechanics in three important ways.

    The justification for these departures lies in the eventually recovery of the conventional formalism under appropriate conditions.

    […] we anticipate that an effective equation of motion will arise phenomenologically in some way.

    […] lack of mass conservation is the price we must pay to keep the formalism symmetric with respect to time and space. Nevertheless, we anticipate that mass conservation will arise phenomenologically rather than being imposed on the formalism.

    We need to develop a different approach if we are to keep time and space on an equal footing at a fundamental level.

    […] the asymmetry will not be imposed on the formalism at a fundamental level, but rather it will arise phenomenologically due to the T violation.

    […] to make any progress we need to pay due attention to quite subtle mathematical details.

    […] while the concept of the limit of an infinite sequence has rigorous meaning in a mathematical context, there is no a priori reason to suppose that it automatically carries a corresponding value in a theory that is designed to underpin experimental physics.

    Further work is needed to develop feasible experiments for testing predicted departures from conventional theory like this. An experimental verification of the new formalism would have profound impact on our understanding of time.

    […] the violation of the discrete symmetries is seen to play a defining role in the quantum nature of time and space.

    Quantum asymmetry between time and space
    Joan A. Vaccaro
    DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2015.0670
    http://rspa.royalsocietypublis.....5/20150670

  2. 2
    Dionisio says:

    News,

    Please, keep an eye on this and let us know when they publish the results of the verification experiments.
    Thank you.

    Further work is needed to develop feasible experiments for testing predicted departures from conventional theory like this. An experimental verification of the new formalism would have profound impact on our understanding of time.

    Quantum asymmetry between time and space
    Joan A. Vaccaro
    DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2015.0670
    http://rspa.royalsocietypublis.....5/20150670

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